This year’s AES show in San Francisco sees the launch of Focusrite’s latest addition to the award-winning Liquid range. Liquid Mix HD delivers the power of Liquid Mix exclusively to the Pro Tools HD market. Providing the same pool of classic EQ and Compressor emulations, Liquid Mix HD combines the sound of priceless and historically significant compressors and EQs with all the benefits of operating directly inside the Pro Tools HD environment. Over 60 instances can be used simultaneously on an HD 3 system, and thanks to Pro Tools HD’s low latency environment, they can be used for both recording and mixing.
Each instance of the Liquid Mix HD plug-in provides one Compressor and one EQ emulation, selectable from a huge pool of high-quality vintage and modern day classics. Forty Compressors and twenty EQs are available straight out of the box, with some additional emulations available for free online. As with the original Liquid Mix, a hybrid user-defined seven-band ‘super EQ’ is available in every instance, built out of separate classic EQ bands. Liquid Mix HD also offers the same ‘free’ mode for all compressors; original compressors with limited or absent controls suddenly become fully featured – yours to use as you choose.
Liquid Mix HD uses the same, patented ‘Dynamic Convolution’ process as Focusrite’s other Liquid products. Unlike standard convolution techniques, Dynamic Convolution utilises vast processing power to sample the effect of a classic processor on a series of audio pulses, at many different gain settings and frequencies. This results in impressive emulations derived from immense banks of actual samples, recorded using each one of the 60 different analogue processors selectable when Liquid Mix HD is first installed.
The Liquid range of products has won in excess of twenty awards to date, including multiple TEC awards, becoming a worldwide hit in the audio production world, from project studios to post production and broadcast facilities, not to mention the Live arena. Focusrite looks forward to making the awesome power of Liquid technology even more
accessible to the Pro Tools HD owner, providing the sound of vintage processing and the reliability of the Pro Tools environment to studios the world over.
Liquid Mix HD will be shipping worldwide from October 2008. For pricing details, please contact your local Focusrite distributor.